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You can now download "7 SOLID ROADS TO WRITING SUCCESS" for only 99 cents at Amazon Kindle. Periodically, Amazon holds FREE days in which this e-book, "7 Solid Roads To Writing Success", can be obtained ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE. Upcoming free days are October 8 and 9!

Four more useful books are "Correct Writing Formats for Contests and Publishers", "How NOT To Write Short Stories: Seven Errors To Avoid", "How Writers Win Favor with Judges & Editors", and "Poetry Pitfalls". Normal price for each of these "Essential Writers' Guide" books is only 99 cents.

However, there are the days on which you can obtain these books ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE: The next Free Days for " CORRECT WRITING FORMATS" will be October 8.

For "HOW NOT TO WRITE SHORT STORIES: SEVEN ERRORS TO AVOID": Free Days will be October 8 and 9.



For "POETRY PITFALLS OR WHAT MAKES BAD VERSE WORSE": The next Free Days are SEPTEMBER 24, plus OCTOBER 1, 8, and 15.

"Nibbles of Nonsense Hilarious Comic Verse" will cost you only $2.99, if you miss out on the FREE days. This e-book and all the e-books listed above including "7 Solid Roads to Writing Success" are also available in the U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, China, Japan, India and Spain, but you will need to do a search at your local Amazon Kindle store for them.  

Humorous poetry is much in demand by both contests and readers. Here are some new anthologies of Humorous Poetry by John Howard Reid, which are now available at Amazon Kindle stores worldwide. They may give you some good ideas: "POETRY FOR LAZY SUMMER AFTERNOONS" will be free on dates to be advised. "All Adrift in Charismatic Ports of Call" will be available on October 15! "A DREAM OF HEAVEN and Other Poems" will be free on October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

"ALWAYS KEEP SMILING: HUMOROUS POETRY" will be free on October 15; "AS SOON AS I CAN FIND MY GLASSES" will be FREE on October 8 and 9, plus November 11, 12 and 13; "A DREAM OF HEAVEN AND OTHER POEMS" will be free on October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; "AHOY, HOLLYWOOD: Let's Go to the Movies" will be free on October 8, 9 and 29; "ALWAYS A PLEASURE" will also be free on October 8, 9 and 29!

ACTORS TAKE ALL! HUMOROUS POEMS will be free on October 8, 9 and 29; A NEW GIRL IN TOWN will be free on October 8 and 9, plus November 25, 26 and 27. UP IN THE CLOUDS AND OTHER FLIGHTS OF FANCY 77 Humorous Poems will be free on October 8, plus November 12 and 13, plus November 26 and 27.

JHR's acclaimed Michaela Morris novel, AWESOME ADVENTURES IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS, will be FREE on September 24.

Another book that will help you succeed in literary contests and writing competitions is JHR's famous handbook "WRITE WAYS TO WIN WRITING CONTESTS: How to Join the Winners' Circle for Short Story Awards, Poetry Prizes, etc." Amazon have now published a Kindle edition for only $2.99! Barnes and Noble, Sony, Apple and other e-book stores are selling a slightly more updated edition for $3.99. Please click this link for Amazon Kindle: Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS